Minimum cost air pollution control for cotton gins Conference Paper uri icon


  • With the implementation of the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments, the State Air Pollution Regulatory Agencies (SAPRA) are regulating operations, such as cotton gins, across the U.S. more vigorously. Cotton gins across the cotton belt emit particulate matter due to pneumatic conveying of seed cotton. The amount of money that a cotton gin has to invest in air pollution control, in compliance with air pollution regulations, reduces the profit margin of the ginning operation. A research is conducted to develop procedures that can be used by the ginning community across the cotton belt to comply with SAPRA rules and regulations while minimizing the cost of compliance.

published proceedings

  • Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers

author list (cited authors)

  • Flannigan, S., Parnell, C. B., & Shaw, B. W.

complete list of authors

  • Flannigan, S||Parnell, CB||Shaw, BW

publication date

  • December 1997